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Pensions blog

Pensions blog

Prospect's pensions officers blog about the issues that exercise their minds.


Gender inequality in pensions – a roadmap to nowhere?

Prospect has been very vocal about the problem of the gender pension gap.


Stack of pension coins declining in size

Is there a third way for private sector pensions?

Prospect’s pension policy can largely be summarised as fighting to defend defined benefit (DB) pensions for members who have them and campaigning to improve the quality of the defined contribution (DC) pension schemes that are generally available to other members.


A man and woman check documents and make calculations

Pension equality?

A legal challenge to the way the Government changed the pension age for women starts today (June 5).


Supreme Court London

Legal action by judges and firefighters could have repercussions for public sector pensions

The court of appeal and two employment tribunals have ruled against the government in two cases relating to judges’ and firefighters’ pension schemes which could have far reaching consequences for other public sector pensions.


Waiting for LGBT+ pensions equality

Full pension protection has always been one of the key goals of marriage equality campaigners. Before civil partnerships, and then same-sex marriage, occupational pension schemes could choose to offer a pension to a surviving same-sex partner, but they did not have to.